Rat Catchers Chesterfield

Chesterfield Rat Catchers Contractors (S40): Discovering rats in your garden or even inside your house could be rather an alarming experience although it is not such a common occurrence in Chesterfield nowadays, it's definitely something that happens. Rats breed fairly quickly and will likely cause problems, particularly when their numbers get out of control. One sighting of a lone rat probably won't be that much of an issue, however if you are seeing them on a regular basis you must take action.

Rat Catchers Chesterfield S40

If you happen to see rats in Chesterfield, the chances are that they are going to be brown rats, though there are in fact two breeds of rat currently living in the British Isles; brown (or common rats) and black (ship). As you might know ship rats were the cause of the Great Plague (17th C) and at that time they were fairly common. Black rats are relatively scarce now and actually neither breed is native to the British Isles, both of them hailing from from Asia.

The biggest of the two rat species is the brown at approximately nine inches, whilst the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only measures 5-7" long. To prevent their incisor teeth from getting too long, common brown rats must keep gnawing at things, which is the reason they cause so much damage and destruction. Their gnawing is commonly focused on items that is made out of timber.

An infestation of rats can cause all kinds of issues for home owners and businesses in Chesterfield, they'll leave droppings, gnaw through wires, woodwork, insulation and pipes, transmit diseases, and get up to all sorts of mischief. The local authority needs to be notified when there are any incidences of rats. Or alternatively report pest and rat problems on the .gov website HERE, which should be forwarded to your local authorities.

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It isn't only by appearance that you'll become aware of the existence of rats, their behaviour is oftentimes enough to enlighten you. Perhaps you could hear scratching coming from a floor, wall or loft, you may come across a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you may come across rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirtings or you could detect droppings on the floor or in cupboards.

To remedy this problem there are various approaches you might take. You could put traps or poison down yourself, you could find a pest removal expert or you can contact your local Chesterfield environmental health. Nowadays rat catchers typically come under the umbrella of pest management, and pest elimination services not only deal with rats but in addition moles, bedbugs, fleas, wasps, cockroaches, mice and all kinds of garden and domestic pests. (Tags: Pest Control Chesterfield, Rat Catcher Chesterfield )

Chesterfield Mole Catching

A few Chesterfield rat catchers may also help with moles (the furry kind!). By no means such despised critters, moles bring about totally different issues than rats. The biggest problem with moles is that they cause damage to your garden, and in particular to a lawn. Proof of their activity can clearly be seen in the shape of randomly scattered heaps of earth on nicely trimmed lawns. The favoured and most humane way to remove moles is by trapping.

Rats - How to Spot Them

There are a number of ways by which you can tell when you have rats. If you've got your suspicions that there may be rats in your business or home you should keep an eye out for droppings (faeces), they are darkish brown and look much like large grains of rice, hunt for signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, check for gnaw marks in wood, cables and wires, especially in lofts, listen for scratching noises emanating from roofs and walls, especially during the night, watch out for rub marks on walls and skirting boards where greasy fur has left marks, look out for burrows or holes close to solid objects.


When you have rats living in your garden, the likelihood is that there will be a burrow. Rats love to burrow and they mostly excavate them beside solid objects or structures such as terraces, shed bases, paths and garage foundations. These are the places to check out if you think there might be rats about. Useful for shelter, food storage and a nesting place, rat burrows are excavated into extensive systems which can even cause damage if allowed to continue unchecked. Watch out for holes with smooth edges, which have been polished by the constant comings and goings of these busy creatures. Generally 2" to 4" in diameter, entrances to rat burrows are not hard to spot. A smart way to ascertain if rats are still in that particular burrow is to throw a bit of debris into the burrow and see if it has been cleared the following day.

Reporting Rats and Pests

Here is a little more information on a topic that we highlighted earlier. Should you see rats in a public area, in a neighbours garden or in your own garden it is generally smart to inform the local council. Occasionally your local council will provide a cost-free service for sorting out rats but payment is often needed for most other pests like wasps, bed bugs and cockroaches. You can head over to the .gov webpage HERE to report rat infestations. Click HERE to organize a local rat catcher and get the matter resolved without delay.

Needless to say rats and mice are not just found in Chesterfield itself, they could occur in Tapton, Holymoorside, Stonedge, Ashgate, Grassmoor, Newbold, Walton, Boythorpe, Dronfield, Cutthorpe, Whittington Moor, Wingerworth, Brampton, Calow, Brimington Common, Hollingwood and other areas in Derbyshire and nearby.

Chesterfield pest control: Xpress Pest Control - Chesterfield S18 8ZA, Able Pest 24/7 DE55 7RG, ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Chesterfield S8 8DE, Pestcotek S8 0ZH.

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